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TMSG: Local Girl Spreads Awareness About Down Syndrome

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DEWITT, Mich. (WLNS) - October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month and one young girl from DeWitt is making national billboards for her smile and positive attitude.

Spend time with little Lily Huckleberry and you'll catch plenty of good vibes. The third grader at Scott Elementary in DeWitt loves to play baseball and recently had quite the big hit for the National Down Syndrome Association.

 

"I'm on the big screen and I'm playing baseball," exclaims Lily!

Her picture was chosen from thousands across the country to be featured in a special Times Square slide show this month.

 

"For everything we've been through, especially for the first few years of her life, it was amazing to be there and be so proud and see her up on the big screen," said Lisa Huckleberry, Lily's mom.

Lisa says it's vital for families and parents to learn more about down syndrome and the slide show literally and figuratively helps puts the issue front and center.

 

"Before I even had Lily, I didn't know a lot about down syndrome and what I did know was wrong. You know, I want to spread the word that having a child with DS isn't the end of the world. There's a lot of parents out there getting prenatal diagnosis and she's the best thing that's ever happened," said Lisa.

A true all-star all the way around, "cheerleading, baseball, and dance too," making everyone smile as only Lily can.

If you'd like to learn more about the Capital Area Chapter of the Down Syndrome Association, visit Seen on 6.

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